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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 4 weeks ago

If I say "Earth is an empty pit of despair" would that be a metaphor?

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If not, how could I turn it into one?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    This sentence is, in fact, a metaphor. 

    A metaphor is a direct comparison (A is B) that is not literal. The sentence says that the earth is an empty pit of despair, but of course, this is just a figure of speech. Since it is a direct comparison and it is not literal, it is a metaphor.

    A simile is the same thing, but uses 'like' or 'as'.

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    Metaphor: Earth is an empty pit of despair.

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    Simile: Earth is like an empty pit of despair. / Earth is as empty as a pit of despair.

    • Rachel4 weeks agoReport

      Thank you, this helped me very much!

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  • Brian
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    4 weeks ago

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  • Mandy
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    4 weeks ago

    No.  That is s simile.  Not a metaphor.

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